Advertisement

Urban Living

Only the best for Flemington

Sponsored
Astute property buyers now have the opportunity to secure their apartment within one of Melbourne's most anticipated developments, following leading developer Caydon Property's launch of ONLY Flemington today. Located four kilometres from Melbourne's CBD, ONLY Flemington will meld heightened inner city living with a position perched above the famed Flemington Racecourse. Register now According to DKO Architecture who conceived both the tower and...

Priority pick: The Moreland set to make its mark

Sponsored
Urban Melbourne and Apartment Register present the first public opportunity for buyers to secure a prime apartment within The Moreland, a newly launched project located in the on-trend inner northern suburb of Brunswick West. Designed by local firm Peter Brown Architects, The Moreland will hold 52 dwellings with a variety of one and two bedroom apartment configurations available. Register now With ample sized apartments in mind The Moreland is...

Banco Group announce release of Smith&Co's final apartments

Sponsored
Following the successful launch of Smith&Co. on Urban Melbourne during mid August, Banco Group are today announcing the final release of their exclusive top floor apartments. In a matter of months Smith&Co.'s apartments have almost sold out with Jake Eisen, Banco Group's lead sales agent for Smith&Co. stating "We are excited to announce the limited release of large 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments. This top floor release by Smith &...

Smith&Co. - understanding the past in creating the future

Sponsored
In designing Smith&Co. the site and Collingwood at large were taken into consideration, in order to accurately deliver a development which seamlessly blends with and complements its surrounds. “Researching and understanding the history of the site laid the foundation for Smith&Co.’s architecture and building fabric,” says Chris Manton of JAM Architects. “The heights, scale and composition along Smith&Co.’s Smith Street facade is...

Urban Development & Design

Urban Melbourne's CBD Model in the making

For as long as I can remember, stretching all the way back to my early days on the SkyscraperCity forums, I had a keen interest in how Melbourne was developing. Within the confines of the Hoddle Grid, Southbank and the emerging Docklands precinct the likes of Eureka, Freshwater Place, 121 Exhibition Street, Urban Workshop etc. were under construction simultaneously; the boom acting as a catalyst for public interest. Fast forward ten years and...

334-344 City Road revised in order to address planning concerns

One of Southbank's grandest proposals which was submitted during the peak of Melbourne's skyscraper run of 2014, and which garnered substantial media attention, has been heavily modified to meet concerns raised by planning authorities. Even with a considerable reduction in height and apartment yield, 334-344 City Road has found no favour in a report to the Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee which was tabled earlier this month. Prepared by...

Beating the drum for exceptional design

Some times little projects are capable of creating a sizeable impact upon their surrounds. Fitzroy-based Adrian Amore Architects are behind a current planning application which intentionally or inadvertently will do precisely that given its incredible form that will juxtapose with its immediate historic surrounds. Currently before City of Melbourne, a planning application for 346 Drummond Street seeks to demolish the current small-scale office...

Collins Square approved one day, under construction the next

A recent Friday 13th article published by the Australian Financial Review carried news that Walker Corporation's 2-12 Batmans Hill Drive or Tower 5 had received approval from the Victorian State Government. Inauspicious dates aside and somewhat incredulously the Monday thereafter, deep foundation contractor Vibropile was on site, beginning construction on what is the sixth building within the Collins Square precinct. This miraculously quick...

Urban Industry

My Real Estate Mate: Overseas buyers and the allure of Australia

“Fresh air and fresh produce” was the response from the managing director of a major Mainland Chinese company who enquired on Apartment Register this week when I asked him “what was the main driving motivational factor to apply for and gain residency in Australia over Canada or USA?”. Can it be that simple? Yes, it can. Overseas purchasers of property in Australia is not a recent phenomenon. We are the country of choice for many, the origination...
Fieldwork/Assemble Studio, Northcote. © Fieldwork

Up-and-comers: Fieldwork + Assemble in the spotlight

With the constant negative media focus on high-rise projects and the poor design of some apartments I thought it an opportune time to focus on a practice working at a smaller scale and with an impressive growing body of work: Fieldwork . A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to meet with Fieldwork and Assemble Directors Ben Keck and Quino Holland at their studio in Northcote, to discuss their ever expanding portfolio and design philosophies. I...

Interview with Toby Lauchlan from ClarkeHopkinsClarke

Urban Melbourne recently caught up with ClarkeHopkinsClarke Partner Toby Lauchlan to discuss their Pica development in Richmond which forms part of their growing body of work. Pica Richmond Aerial. © ClarkeHopkinsClarke Laurence Dragomir: Can you provide us with a brief overview of Pica's internal specs including apartment sizes, finishes and what differentiates the development from a buyer's perspective? Toby Lauchlan: We started Pica back in...

My Real Estate Mate summer reading series: Buying off the plan - the finished product

As crazy as it sounds, settling a new off the plan apartment requires you to be even more organised then when you purchased. It is an exciting time and you are well on your way to reap the advantages of apartment ownership, such as: Freedom and flexibility. Predictability and stability. Accumulating capital and equity. A quick recap: you have picked your apartment out with Apartment Register, signed the contract of sale and paid your 10% deposit...

Visual Melbourne

White Night 2015

Over the weekend Melbourne’s biggest celebration of art, music and architecture delighted a massive half a million people. White Night Melbourne, a one-night-only sensory spectacular, saw a diverse crowd of people flood into the central business district for the serious business of soaking up all the cultural events on offer. With over 70 events spaced over a large area it was impossible to meaningfully visit every site within the 12 hour...

Hosier Lane in the shadows of 2015

Urban Melbourne has highlighted Hosier Lane more than enough times and fairly so, with the tourist attraction never short on something new to gaze upon. Along with a new retail/cafe space as part of the 167 Flinders Lane redevelopment, new artworks continue to appear in the area. Enjoy the pictures.

Exploring Melbourne's retail and laneway spine

Melbourne's retail core has seen a notable resurgence of late, with the significant redevelopments of Myer, David Jones, The Emporium, The Strand and GPO. The currently under construction St. Collins Lane project will see additional shoppers returning to the CBD area in a big way. While the big brands provide incentive enough for shoppers to swarm the CBD, shoppers and people are also drawn in by the experience gained by visiting Melbourne's...

What's new in Fitzroy

It's been quite a few months since we delivered an article highlighting a suburb's street art, let alone the powerhouse that is Fitzroy which was closer to the turn of the year. In the proceeding months many a new mural has been delivered along Brunswick Street and surrounding streets, laneways and cul-de-sacs, reaffirming Fitzroy as the location for mural street art in Melbourne. Aside from highlighting the best work these artists with their...

Urban Affairs

Less is not more: Why free trams are not our friend

When I was younger, especially a student at the University of Melbourne, free very much was the magic word. Buy one Whopper get one free at Hungry Jacks, a free yoghurt at Museum Station, or a free beer at the University knitting club recruitment drive. If it was free, it rocked. I mean, I even emptied an entire Gatorade vending machine once, when it was accidentally spitting out its sugary goodness devoid of charge, much to the disdain of my...

The Alamein line: time for a new purpose?

Melbourne loves its radial train lines. For over a century they have shunted commuters in and out of the centre of the city and even throughout the automobile age they've continued to be the best way to access the centre of the city as well as some peripheral centres based around junctions like Richmond, South Yarra and North Melbourne. In the Outer Circle documentary , released in December last year, we learned politicians from over a century...

Net Zero for Melmo

Small-time developer MELMO consider their latest project a new off grid standard of living, Urban Melbourne thinks it to be one of the more interesting sustainable designs since we highlighted Australia's first 8 star energy rated apartment building, otherwise known as The Commons during 2013. Inner-city based MELMO's current residential project NET ZERO may be small with only four residences, but it boasts some serious sustainable energy...
Apartment Register logo
Advertisement

Blog: Melburnist's braindump

Sunday, February 1, 2015 - 15:26
Thanks to social media and maintaining an healthy interest in what's happening up in the Great White North, the following youtube video has been flashing across my twitter feeds and facebook timelines a lot. It's a 20 minute segment titled "Do our cities still work?" and produced by the ABC-equivalent...

Advertisement